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My dad is somehow claiming me as a dependent. I'm 27 and live on my own. he helps me on occasion but less than $500 a year. how do I go about correcting this matter?

 
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My dad is somehow claiming me as a dependent. I'm 27 and live on my own. he helps me on occasion but less than $500 a year. how do I go about correcting this matter?

You have a problem with your dad.   Sorry.   If you are over the age of 23 and not a full-time student he cannot claim you unless you had less than $4150 of income in 2018 and he provided over half of your support.  If he has somehow filed an incorrect (fradulent?) return claiming you, your own e-file will be rejected.  Print it, sign it and mail it.  Let Dad know the IRS will be sorting out who could claim you.  It will take up to a year, but both of you will hear from the IRS.  If he received any extra refund for claiming you , he will have to repay it.

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My dad is somehow claiming me as a dependent. I'm 27 and live on my own. he helps me on occasion but less than $500 a year. how do I go about correcting this matter?

You have a problem with your dad.   Sorry.   If you are over the age of 23 and not a full-time student he cannot claim you unless you had less than $4150 of income in 2018 and he provided over half of your support.  If he has somehow filed an incorrect (fradulent?) return claiming you, your own e-file will be rejected.  Print it, sign it and mail it.  Let Dad know the IRS will be sorting out who could claim you.  It will take up to a year, but both of you will hear from the IRS.  If he received any extra refund for claiming you , he will have to repay it.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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My dad is somehow claiming me as a dependent. I'm 27 and live on my own. he helps me on occasion but less than $500 a year. how do I go about correcting this matter?

I made almost 30k last year. He claims h&r block says he's still able to do so for a few more years. I had slacked on changing my address though because I've moved a decent amount over the past few years and I figured just keeping my address at post office would be beneficial for me until I'm settled for awhile. I had since forgotten about it. Is that considered a loop hole for him? I've changed it since doing taxes for this year.
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My dad is somehow claiming me as a dependent. I'm 27 and live on my own. he helps me on occasion but less than $500 a year. how do I go about correcting this matter?

No. No loophole because of your address. Either your dad is not being honest with you or his H&R Block person is incompetent.
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